4420 High Speed Direct Thermal Label Printer

4420 High Speed Direct Thermal Label Printer
Operating Manual
2500 Barcode
Application
SFW-25-6
Models: 2500-F2
2500-QF2
2500-BQ2
2500-BQ3
2500-AB
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F2 - REPRINT
F3 - PALLET
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F5 - VAT XXX
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© 2003 by Fairbanks Scales Inc.
All rights reserved
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Amendment Record
2500 Barcode Application
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Manufactured by Fairbanks Scales Inc.
821 Locust
Kansas City, MO 64106
Created 11/99
Issue #1:
Issue #2
New product release
9/03: Updated layout, descriptions, instructions, drawings; added flowcharts
Disclaimer
Every effort has been made to provide complete and accurate information in this manual. However, although this
manual may include a specifically identified warranty notice for the product, Fairbanks Scales makes no
representations or warranties with respect to the contents of this manual, and reserves the right to make
changes to this manual without notice when and as improvements are made.
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Table of Contents
Section 1:
General Information
S1-1:
Introduction
S1-2:
2500 Controller
S1-3:
2500 Controller Dimensions
S1-4:
Quad Multiplexor ACC 3000-1A
S1-5:
Label Printer Models 3400 / 3400 S
S1-6:
Label Printer Models 4420 / 4420 S
S1-7:
Label Printer Model 7421
S1-8:
Journal Printer Model PTR-9402
S1-9:
Terminology
S1-10:
Specifications
S1-11:
Accessories
Section 2:
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Menu Flowcharts & Detailed menu descriptions
Operation Menu
Product Menu
Output Options Menu
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Programming
Section 3:
S3-1:
Creating a new Product File
S3-2:
Program Options
S3-3:
Creating a new Hot Key file
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Section 4:
Operation
S4-1:
Keyboard operation
S4-2:
Basic operation
S4-3:
Weigh screen descriptions
S4-4:
Tare methods
S4-5:
Transaction storage
S4-6:
Printer models 3400 / 4420
S4-7:
Printer model 7421
S4-8:
Loading label stock (media) 3400 & 4420
S4-9:
Loading label stock (media) 7421
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Maintenance
Section 5:
S5-1:
Cleaning
S5-2:
Cleaning
S5-3:
Cleaning
S5-4:
Cleaning
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Section 6:
Appendix IV:
the
the
the
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Printhead
Label sensors
drive roller & tear bar
media guides & media path - 3400 & 4420
Printer Operation Problems
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Data Specifications
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Index of Illustrations
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Quad Multiplexor ACC 3000-1A
Model 3400 Barcode Label Printer
Model 4420 Barcode Label Printer
Model 7421 Barcode Label Printer
Model PTR-9402 Journal Printer
Model PTR-9402 Journal Printer
Screen - Primary Menu
FLOW CHART - Operation Menu
FLOW CHART - Product Menu
FLOW CHART - Output Options Menu
Screen - Product Review
Screen - Product File Menu
UPC Box Label
Control Box Label
EAN Box Label
Human Box Label
Control Pallet Label
EAN Pallet Label
Human Pallet Label
UPC Packaging Label #0
Screen - Hot Keys
Transfer files
Memory I/O Assembly
Transferring files between 2500 controllers
Transferring files between 2500 controllers
Screen - Time & Date
Screen - Program Options
Screen - Output Options
Screen - Loopback Test
Screen - Devices Menu
Screen - Label Printer Setup
Screen - Label Design
Screen - Label Design - Human
Field Origin
Field Rotation
Screen -Label Design - Barcode
Screen -Label Design - Line
Screen -Product File Menu
Screen -Program Options
Screen -Product Hot Keys
Keys
Screen - Weigh
Screen - Weigh
Screen - Weigh
Screen - Weigh
Printer - Front Panel -3400 - 4420
Loading Labels 3400 & 4420
Loading Labels 3400 & 4420
Loading Labels 7421
Label Sensor Locations
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Section 1: General Information
S1-1: Introduction:
The Barcode Labeling Application is designed to install in a standard 2500-F2
Instrument, and is available either as a pre-programmed eprom or as a "flash" program
installed using the WINLOGIX™ PC software utility program. The application provides
programming and calibration for control of the scale, and to process and store up to 2000
transactions while producing printed barcode or human readable labels from one of three (3)
different standard label printers currently available. The Transactions are held in memory, and
are available for a printed report, or uploading in a comma delimited format via the
WINLOGIX™ PC software utility program. That uploaded data can then be imported into a
spreadsheet or database PC software program for further processing.
Major features include push button programming and calibration. The graphic LCD display is
backlit and can be easily adjusted to ensure ease of viewing in all lighting conditions. Four
standard RS-232 communication ports permit easy throughput of information and
simultaneous label printing, as well as data collection to either a PC or journal printer. An
optional accessory 709 keyboard is available for inputting text descriptions.
Model 2500-QF2 Instruments include Fairbanks Scales exclusive Intalogix™ Technology. This
advanced digital technology provides outstanding resolution, accuracy, and performance for
dependable weighing, and includes built in diagnostic capabilities for added peace of mind.
Function Keys, accessed via the indicators front panel or optional keyboard accessory,
enable the operator quick and easy access to many application functions, such as REPRINT,
directly from the weighscreen. In addition, Fairbank's exclusive On-Board Help Menu provides
three separate screens of useful operating information directly on the controller's display. The
Winlogix® PC software program is available for the uploading and downloading of service
and configuration parameters as well as other data items. This permits users the ability to
store critical setup information, in addition to the aforementioned data uploads.
The four (4) selectable label formats available are EAN-128, UPC, Control, and Human
readable, with master box and pallet total label. In addition, Custom Labels can be designed
and formatted. The 2500 Controller can store product information for 1134 different products,
each with a five (5) digit product code, of which 100 may be assigned a two digit hot key.
Additional programmable features include:
60 characters of alphanumeric product description. Selectable lb or kg accumulation.
Fixed or Random weight label selection.
Min / Max weight ranging
Sell by Date: Offset of up to 999 days.
Label reprint function.
Programmable tare weights
Custom label formatting
Programmable box count for master pallet label printing
Date available as standard, or a choice of three (3) different Jullian Date formats.
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S1-2: 2500 Controller
The NEMA 4X Desk mount is primarily selected as the controller for the barcode application.
The Controller contains the application Factory installed in the EPROM, and in the "Flash"
EEPROM on the Programmable Controller PCB Assy. The 2500 Controller is a counter top
model enclosed in a stainless steel housing rated NEMA 4X.
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F5 - VAT XXX
F6 - FULL ID
F1 - LABEL
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The NEMA 4X Desk mount is available in three (3) versions;
1: The 2500-BQ2 as a standard Controller for interfacing to an externally mounted quad
multiplexer board (QMB). PRODUCT # 20200.
2: The 2500-BQ3 with an internally mounted quad multiplexer board (QMB), for direct
connection of up to four (4) load cells. PRODUCT # 18816.
3: The 2500-AB, designed to interface directly to single and multiple loadcell platforms.
Product # 24107.
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F2 - REPRINT
F3 - PALLET
F4 - SUMMARY
F5 - VAT XXX
F6 - FULL ID
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1: Analog or QMB Interface, dependant on model #
3: Memory I/O
5: Keypad connector
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4: QMB Interface, if equipped
6: Display
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2 3 4 5
COM PORTS
AC
Model Tag
10"
16.125"
CELL
AUX KEYBOARD COVER PLATE
S1:4 Quad Multiplexor Box; Acc 3000-1A
Accessory 3000-1A (15291) Quad Multiplexor Box is used to interface up to four (4) loadcells
to a 2500-Q series Instrument. The accessory consists of a stainless steel enclosure rated
NEMA 4X, five (5) water tight wire gland fittings, an A/D PC board, and an interface cable 27'
long.
5"
9.62"
1.75"
10.87"
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S1-5: Label Printer Models 3400 / 3400S
The 3400 Series label printer is a direct thermal label printer available in a Stainless Steel
(3400S) or mild steel (3400) enclosure. An optional thermal transfer ribbon is also available
through Inquiry for thermal transfer printing.
Retainer
Media Supply
Roll Post
Ribbon
Rewind
Hub
Ribbon
Supply
Hub
TTR Assist
Roller
Feed/Pause
Button
Power LED
Fee
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LED
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Inter
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Upper media
guide
Lower media
guide
Edge
guide
Thermal
printhead
Printhead
Lift Lever
The 3400 can print a maximum of 4.1 inches wide, with different lengths available. It can
print fan-fold, die-cut, tags, tickets, label feed through, and self-strip. Print speed is
selectable from two to six inches per second, with a print resolution of 203 dots per inch.
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S1-6: Label Printer Models 4420 / 4420S
The 4420 Series label printer is a heavy duty direct thermal printer designed for high volume
operation.
The printer is available in a Stainless Steel (4420S) or mild steel (4420) enclosure. An
optional thermal transfer ribbon is also available through Inquiry for thermal transfer printing.
Media
Ribbon
Rewind
Hub
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The 4420 can print a maximum of 4.4 inches wide, with different lengths available. It can
print fan-fold, die-cut, tags, tickets, label feed through, and self-strip. Print speed is
selectable from two to eight inches per second, with a print resolution of 203 dots per inch.
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S1-7: Label Printer Model 7421
The 7421 Series label printer is a general purpose direct thermal printer intended for nonhostile environments. An optional thermal transfer ribbon is also available through Inquiry for
thermal transfer printing.
Media Window
Media Cover
Feed/Pause
button
Label Taken
Sensor
Power light
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Cover release
The 7421 can print a maximum of 4.65 inches wide, with a maximum length of eight (8)
inches.
Print speed is two inches per second, with a print resolution of 203 dots per inch.
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S1-8: Journal Printer Model 9402
The 9402 Series is a dot matrix Journal Tape Printer
enclosed in a Stainless Steel enclosure rated NEMA 4.
It is designed to provide a journal print of each
transaction.
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BAN
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Rear Cover
POWER
ALARM
Tear Bar
Power LED
Alarm LED
On Line LED
ON LINE
On Line Switch
FEED
Feed Switch
On / Off
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The printer can use either ordinary bond paper or carbonless copy paper. Available paper
widths are 2.25, 3.0, and 3.25 inches.
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S1-9: Terminology:
Barcode - A graphic symbol composed of parallel bars and spaces of various widths. A
Barcode contains a leading quiet zone, a start character, one or more data characters
including, in some cases, a check character, a stop character, and a trailing quiet zone.
Media - The label stock on which the printer, prints labels. Media can be made of plain paper,
polyester, thermally reactive paper, or other material with adhesive backing.
Sensitivity - The responsiveness to heat of thermal media or thermal transfer ribbon.
Sensitivity is determined by the time required for a unit measure of heat to affect the media.
Symbology - The method of representing an item code or shipping container code with a
barcode symbol.
UPC - Universal Product Code. A numeric, 12 digit bar code symbology used extensively in
retail, particularly the grocery industry.
UPC/EAN - Universal product code (UPC) is a subset of the European Article Numbering
(EAN).
The EAN code is also referred to as the World Product Code (WPC) and, International Article
Numbering (IAN). It is used in marking items for retail sale.
S1-10: Specifications:
1: Model: IND-HR2500-BQ2/BQ3
2: Instrument Approvals: NTEP: CoC 95-044A2
3: Physical Dimensions: Approximately 15.75"W x 7"H x 10"D
4: Enclosure: Stainless Steel NEMA 4X.
5: Capacities: Service programmable up to 999,950. Weight accumulation to 99,999,999 lb
or kg net; Box count of 999,999 boxes.
6: Displayed Units: 16 service programmable combinations of lb, kg, tons, tonne.
7: Division Sizes: Service programmable from 0.001 to 50
8: Resolution:
Commercial - Up to 10,000 divisions maximum
Noncommercial - Up to 50,000 divisions maximum
9: Sensitivity: 1 mv/d ( microvolt/division )
10: Load cells: Up to 4 - 350 or 1000 W impedance
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11: Load cell cable lengths.
150' maximum QMB to Instrument
25' maximum Load Cell to QMB
12: Number of Scales: Only one (1) scale may be programmed with this application.
13: Display: 3.06" x 3.72" LCD, LED backlit graphic's display, Characters 0.5"
14: Product: 60 characters (3 lines of 20 characters) of alphanumeric product description;
Fixed or random weight label; Sell-by date offset of up to 999 days; Programmable box count
for master pallet label printing capability; Pallet weight accumulation of 9,900 lb or kg net;
Pallet count of 9,999 boxes
15: Tares: User programmable per individual product ID - tares, tray tare. Service
programmable - manual tare, auto tare, and combination of manual/auto
16: Weights: User programmable per individual product ID Min/max settings, any standard
unit, division size
17: Date: Standard, with 3 julian formats.
18: Storage: 2000 transactions per instrument, Winlogix® software for
uploading/downloading
19: Labels: Formattable, configurable, for Box, Pallet, and Product. 8 template, and 2 custom
for a total of 10 formats. Label reprint function
20: Printers: 3400, 4420, 7421 Label printers, 9402 journal printer, 50-3715 and 3550 series
tape printers, 50-3921 and 320/520 form printers
21: Zero Range: Service programmable - Disabled, 2, or 100%.
22: Auto Zero Tracking: Service programmable - Disabled, .6, 1, 2 or 3 divisions.
23: Motion Detection: Service programmable - Disabled, .5, 1, 2 or 3 divisions.
24: Digital Filter: Service programmable from disabled up to heavy.
25: Display Update Rate: Service programmable settings in 0.1 second steps.
26: Environment: Temp -10ºC to + 40ºC (+14ºF to + 104ºF)
27: Humidity:
S/S Units (excluding 9402): 100%, condensing, rated NEMA Type 4X
S/S 9402: 10% to 90% non-condensing, rated NEMA Type 4.
28: Power: 100 - 130 VAC or 200 - 260 VAC 50/60 Hz
with less than 0.2 VAC between neutral and ground.
29: Power Consumption: 1 amp maximum at 117 VAC nominal.
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S1-11: Accessories:
1. Accessory 3000 Quad Multiplexer Board (Product Number 15291)
Each controller comes standard with 27' of cable, and allows up to four (4) load cells to be
interconnected and communicate to the instrument using Intalogix ™ Technology.
Enclosure: NEMA 4X / Stainless steel
2. Accessory 3005 (Product Number 15287)
50 foot cable for QMB
3. Accessory 3010 (Product Number 15288)
100 foot cable for QMB
4. Accessory 3015 (Product Number 15289)
150 foot cable for QMB (maximum length )
5. Accessory 709 Keyboard (Product Number 15642)
104 key QWERTY Keyboard (not designed for permanent use in a hostile environment - used
for alpha numeric programming only).
Part #
Description
15291:
15287:
15288:
15289:
16157:
20297:
20297:
20484:
15457:
12654:
16157:
15585:
17216:
15641:
20702:
Complete QMB assembly (S/S Enclosure, QMB pcb Assy, 27' cable included)
50 foot cable for QMB
100 foot cable for QMB
150 foot cable for QMB (maximum length)
8' cable, IND-HR2500-QF2 to NON-Hostile 3400 and 4420
8' cable, IND-HR2500-QF2 to Hostile 3400S and 4420S
8' cable, IND-HR2500-QF2 to Hostile PTR-9402 Journal Printer
8' cable, IND-HR2500-QF2 to NON-Hostile 7421
8' cable, IND-HR2500-QF2 to NON-Hostile Modem 15323 (Acc 2020-1)
8' cable, IND-HR2500-QF2 to NON-Hostile 50-3715 & 3550 Tape Printers
8' cable, IND-HR2500-QF2 to NON-Hostile Oki 320/520, 50-3921
Connector Kit, 9 pin AMP
Cable, by the foot, 50' max
Keyboard assembly, 104 keys, 6' coiled cord, NON-Hostile
Winlogix cable, 9 pin circular to 9 pin female DB
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Section 2: Menu Flowcharts
BARCODE APPLICATION; REV 4, NOV 20, 2001
NAVIGATING THE MENU
The PRIMARY MENU is accessed by pressing the <MENU>
key. To return to any previous screen, press the <MENU>
key. Use the arrow keys to scroll the cursor up or down to
the sub-menu item you wish to access. With the cursor next
to the choice, press the <ENTER> key.
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PRIMARY MENU
WEIGH MODE
PRODUCT MENU
PROGRAM MENU
HARDWARE MENU
MODEM SERVICE MENU
AUDIT TRAIL
FUNCTION KEY HELP
SERVICE MENU
BATTERY = 3.6 VOLTS
XXXX OF 2000 TRANS SORTED
The Primary Menu also displays the current voltage of the battery that retains the memory,
and the number of transactions stored and number of transactions available.
(At 2000, the memory will overwrite itself).
NOTE: The configuration menu security code will place KEY LEGENDS to the right of the
PRODUCT MENU, PROGRAM MENU, HARDWARE MENU, and MODEM SERVICE MENU.
PRIMARY
MENU
PRODUCT
MENU
PROGRAM
MENU
PRODUCT REVIEW
PRODUCT ID
PRODUCT HOT-KEYS
PRODUCT RECEIVE
PRODUCT TRANSMIT
TIME & DATE
PROGRAM OPTIONS
OUTPUT OPTIONS
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COM PORT X
COM PORT
LOOP BACK TEST
BAUD SELECTION
DEVICES
DEFAULT FORMAT
0.0"
FORM SIZE
BOX PRINTER FORMAT
PALLET PRINTER FORMAT
LABEL PRINTER SETUP
HARDWARE
MENU
FUNCTION
KEY HELP
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AUDIBLE ALARM ON / OFF
LOADCELL DIAGNOSTICS
MODEM
SERVICE
AUDIT
TRAIL
OPERATION MENU
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LABEL PRINTER SETUP XXXX
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SELECT FORMAT
EDIT FORMAT
PRINT FORMAT
RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULT
DOWNLOAD THIS FORMAT
DOWNLOAD ALL FORMATS
LABEL STARTPOINT
X
PRINT DARKNESS
X%
PRINT SPEED
X
MEDIA SENSITIVITY
X
SELF STRIP
DISABLED / ENABLED
DIRECT THERMAL NO RIBBON
PRINT TEST LABEL
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LABEL
DESIGN
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SERVICE
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PRODUCT
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PRIMARY
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PRODUCT
REVIEW
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PRINT PRODUCT LIST
PRINT PRODUCT TOTALS
RESET PRODUCT TOTALS
RESET ALL PRODUCT TOTALS
DELETE THIS PRODUCT
DELETE ALL PRODUCTS
PRODUCT ID
PALLET TOTAL WT
PALLET COUNT
TOTAL WEIGHT
TOTAL COUNT
XXXXX
XX.XX LB
X
XX.XX LB
X
PRODUCT FILE XXXXX
PRODUCT
ID
ENTER
PRODUCT ID
PRODUCT
RECEIVE
READY:
PRODUCT
TRANSMIT
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DESCRIPTION
TARE
MINIMUM WEIGHT
MAXIMUM WEIGHT
BOX LABEL
PALLET LABEL
FIXED / RANDOM
BOXES per PALLET
SELL OFFSET
TRAY TARE
RESTORE CHANGES
KEY
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PRODUCT
HOT - KEYS
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CODE
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01- - - - - 02- - - - - 03- - - - - 04- - - - - 05- - - - - 06- - - - - 07- - - - - 08- - - - - 09- - - - - 10- - - - - 11- - - - - <PRINT> = Print
KEY
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0.00 LB
0.00 LB
99.00 LB
RANDOM
PACKAGING #0
PACKAGING #1
PACKAGING #2
PACKAGING #3
PACKAGING #4
PACKAGING #5
PACKAGING #6
PACKAGING #7
RANDOM
0
0
0.00 LB
CODE
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3 LINES OF
20 CHARACTERS
ENTER LINE 1
ENTER LINE 2
ENTER LINE 3
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BAUD SELECTION
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LOOP BACK TEST
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DEVICES
DEFAULT FORMAT
FORM SIZE
COM PORT X
CTS / RTS CONTROL
LABEL PRINTER
JOURNAL PRINTER
TAPE PRINTER
FORM PRINTER
FORM PRINTER
ON / OFF
NO / YES
3400 / 7421 / 4420
PTR 9402
50-3715
50-3921
OKI 320 / 520
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OFF
REAL TIME
REPORT MODE
COMPUTER PC
BOX PRINTER FORMAT
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GROSS
TARE
NET
TIME
DATE
SELL BY DATE
TICKET NUMBER
BATCH No.
PALLET SER. No.
BOX SER No.
MANUF. CODE
STATION No.
VAT NUMBER
FACTORY NUMBER
PALLET WEIGHT
PALLET COUNT
PRODUCT ID
PRODUCT TOTAL
PRODUCT COUNT
PRODUCT LINE 1
PRODUCT LINE 2
PRODUCT LINE 3
TOTAL WEIGHT
TOTAL COUNT
TRAY TARE
SCALE ID
SPECIAL CODE
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0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
0.0 / 0.0
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BOX PRINTER FORMAT
GROSS
TARE
NET
TIME
DATE
SELL BY DATE
TICKET NUMBER
BATCH No.
PALLET SER. No.
BOX SER No.
MANUF. CODE
STATION No.
VAT NUMBER
FACTORY NUMBER
PALLET WEIGHT
PALLET COUNT
PRODUCT ID
PRODUCT TOTAL
PRODUCT COUNT
PRODUCT LINE 1
PRODUCT LINE 2
PRODUCT LINE 3
TOTAL WEIGHT
TOTAL COUNT
TRAY TARE
SCALE ID
SPECIAL CODE
32
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LABEL PRINTER SETUP
OUTPUT OPTIONS
MENU
PALLET PRINTER FORMAT
PALLET PRINTER FORMAT
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PRODUCT REVIEW MENU
PRODUCT MENU
NEXT
PREVIOUS
1 / 1134
1
PRODUCT MENU 1/1134 - There is memory for 1134
products, current number stored is 1
PRINT PRODUCT LIST
PRINT PRODUCT TOTALS
RESET PRODUCT TOTALS
RESET ALL PRODUCT TOTALS
DELETE THIS PRODUCT
DELETE ALL PRODUCTS
XXXXX
XX.XX LB
X
XX.XX LB
X
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PRODUCT ID
PALLET TOTAL WT
PALLET COUNT
TOTAL WEIGHT
TOTAL COUNT
NEXT - To display the next record
PREVIOUS - To display the previous record
PRINT PRODUCT LIST - Select to print the entire product list to an installed form printer.
PRINT PRODUCT TOTALS - Print accumulated weight and count of products, by product
number, to an installed tape, form, or journal printer
RESET PRODUCT TOTALS - Select to reset the accumulated weight and count for the
current product
RESET ALL PRODUCT TOTALS - Select to reset all product weight and count accumulations
DELETE THIS PRODUCT - Select to erase the current product entry
DELETE ALL PRODUCTS - Select to erase all product entries
Note : Use all RESET and DELETE options with caution.
PRODUCT ID - The currently displayed Product ID number
PALLET TOTAL WEIGHT - Accumulated weight for current pallet
PALLET COUNT - Box count for current pallet
TOTAL WEIGHT - Total accumulated weight for the currently displayed product
TOTAL COUNT - Total box count for the currently displayed product
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PRODUCT FILE MENU
Product ID (product setup)
PRODUCT FILE XXXXX
When PRODUCT ID is selected, the screen prompts for an
ID. If the ID is NOT found, it will prompt to press the
<ENTER> key to create it. The screen for PRODUCT FILE
XXXXX will open for the existing or new ID.
0.00 LB
0.00 LB
99.00 LB
RANDOM
0
0
0.00 LB
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<PRODUCT MENU>
DESCRIPTION
TARE
MINIMUM WEIGHT
MAXIMUM WEIGHT
BOX LABEL
PALLET LABEL
FIXED / RANDOM
BOXES per PALLET
SELL OFFSET
TRAY TARE
RESTORE CHANGES
PRODUCT MENU - Returns the screen to the product menu.
DESCRIPTION - Select to enter the alpha-numeric description of the product. Three (3) lines
of 20 characters each are available.
TARE - Select to enter the tare weight of the packaging, i.e. the box / container.
MINIMUM WEIGHT - Select to enter the minimum weight threshold. Weights that are less
than this value will NOT be processed, and a Label will NOT be printed. The audible alarm
will sound, and the message " ** MINIMUM WEIGHT ERROR ** " will be displayed at the
weighscreen.
MAXIMUM WEIGHT - Select to enter the maximum weight threshold. Weights that are
greater than this value will NOT be processed, and a Label will NOT be printed. The audible
alarm will sound, and the message " ** MAXIMUM WEIGHT ERROR ** " will be displayed at
the weighscreen.
BOX LABEL - Select the Box label format. Pressing the <ENTER> key will toggle through
the available choices: UPCBOX, CTRLBOX, EANBOX, HUMANBOX, CUSTOM8,
CUSTOM9, or NOLABEL.
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UPC BOX LABEL
#1: Product ID
#2: Station ID
#3: Box Serial #
4: Date
#5: Net weight
0 to 7 = Fixed weight (see FIXED/RANDOM)
#8: Product ID
#9: Net Weight
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#3: Box Serial Number
#6:
9 = Random weight (SCALE)
#7: Manufacturers Code
*: Checksum
CNTRLBOX LABEL
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#1: Product ID
#4: Date
#2: Station ID
#5: Net weight
#3: Box serial #
*: Checksum
EANBOX LABEL
#1:
9 = Random weight (SCALE)
0 to 7 = Fixed weight (see FIXED/RANDOM)
The zero to the right is always zero.
#2:
#3:
Manufacturers Code
00002=Product Code.
(1=Chksum)
#4: 3102 = Net KG / 3202 = Net LB. 2 = # Dec places.
#5: Net weight
#6: 10 = Batch#; 13 = Pack Date; 15 = Sell by Date
#7: Date or Batch #
#8: Application Identifier for Serial #
#9: Box serial #
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HUMANBOX LABEL
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PALLET LABEL - Select the Pallet label format. Pressing the ENTER key will toggle through
the available choices: CTRLPAL, EANPAL, HUMANPAL, CUSTOM 8, CUSTOM 9, or NO
LABEL.
CNTRLPAL LABEL
#1: Product ID
#4: Count
#2: Station ID
#5: Net weight.
#3: Pallet serial #
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EANPAL LABEL
#1:
9 = Random weight (SCALE)
0 to 7 = Fixed weight (see FIXED/RANDOM)
The zero to the right is always zero.
#2:
#3:
Manufacturers Code
Product ID
#4: 3102 = Net KG / 3202 = Net LB. 2 = # Dec places.
#5: Net weight
#6: 10 = Batch#; 13 = Pack Date; 15 = Sell by Date
#7: Date or Batch #
#8: 30 = Pallet Serial #
#9: 4 digit Pallet count
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HUMANPAL LABEL
FIXED / RANDOM -Select whether the Scale weight OR a preprogrammed weight value with
a selectable Barcode Identifying number 0 - 7 is to be printed on the Barcode Label.
Pressing the <ENTER> key will toggle through the available choices: RANDOM, or
PACKAGING #0 through PACKAGING #7.
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The RANDOM selection will print and accumulate the weight value from the scale. The "fixed"
selection, PACKAGING #0 through PACKAGING #7, will print the MINIMUM weight value
programmed in the Product ID file on the label; while the actual weight is printed on the
journal printer and accumulated.
UPC PACKAGING #0 LABEL
Above - UPC PACKAGING #0: Referencing the indicated number above: A Barcode
Identifying number 0 - 7 will be printed on the Barcode Label according to the selected fixed
format, PACKAGING #0 through PACKAGING #7.
BOXES per PALLET - Select to program the number of boxes stacked on each pallet. When
this number of box labels has been printed, a pallet label will be automatically printed.
SELL OFFSET - Select to program the printed SELL BY date on the Barcode label.
TRAY TARE - Select to enter a Tare weight value for a packaging tray that may be used for
multiple items in a Box. The Tray Tare weight value will be printed on the journal printer only.
RESTORE CHANGES - Select to restore all settings to their previous values.
NOTE: All Currently displayed settings are saved when exiting this menu screen.
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PRODUCT HOT KEYS
A Product Hot Key is a feature of the Barcode application that is used to recall a 5 digit
Product ID with an assigned 2 digit number. This permits faster Product ID recall for up to 100
more frequently used products.
CODE
- - - - - - - - -
01- - - - - 02- - - - - 03- - - - - 04- - - - - 05- - - - - 06- - - - - 07- - - - - 08- - - - - 09- - - - - 10- - - - - 11- - - - - <PRINT> = Print
KEY
- - 12-
CODE
- - - - - - - - -
13- - - - - 14- - - - - 15- - - - - 16- - - - - 17- - - - - 18- - - - - 19- - - - - 20- - - - - 21- - - - - 22- - - - - 23- - - - - <ZERO> = Clear
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KEY
- - 00-
To program a hot key, place the cursor next to the desired hot key recall number, for example;
"00"; and enter an existing Product ID number. When 00 is addressed as a 'hot-key', the
product for that 5 digit code will be accessed. Use the <LEFT>, <RIGHT>, <UP>, and
<DOWN> arrow keys to scroll through the selections 00-99. Press the <ZERO> key to clear
all hot-key settings, use the <MENU> key to exit.
Programming Example: Product number 56789 is programmed in memory. To assign this
Product ID a 'hot-key', place the cursor next to any one of the 2 digit numbers, such as '05',
press the <ENTER> key, key in "56789" then press the <ENTER> key.
To use this 'hot-key', at the weigh screen press <F6> from a keyboard or <RIGHT ARROW>
then <6> from the touch keypad (toggles the displayed legend HOT-KEY to FULL ID), then
key in "05" and press the <ENTER> key. The product information will be shown and 56789
will be the selected product.
PRODUCT RECEIVE - For receiving product file data from a 2500 Barcode Controller, or
from a Fairbanks PC based production system (DMS - Special System)
PRODUCT TRANSMIT - For sending product file data to a 2500 Barcode Controller, or to a
Fairbanks PC based production system (DMS - Special System)
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TO TRANSFER FILES BETWEEN CONTROLLERS: - File Transfer can be performed on
ANY RS-232 Com Port that is set-up in the DEVICE menu as COMPUTER, REPORT MODE.
Remember to select the DEFAULT FORMAT after selecting the device.
COM PORT
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BAUD SELECTION
LOOP BACK TEST
DEVICES
COMPUTER PC
REPORT MODE
The DEFAULT FORMAT will establish 9600 Baud, Odd Parity, 8 Data Bits, and 1 Stop bit.
WIRING: RS-232 - DB-9 Connector - NON-HOSTILE ENCLOSURES:
TO
2500 Controller
2500 Controller
DB-9 PIN #2 - RX
DB-9 PIN #3 - TX
DB-9 PIN #3 - TX
DB-9 PIN #2 - RX
DB-9 PIN #5 - SG
DB-9 PIN #5 - SG
WIRING: RS-232 - DB-9 Connector - HOSTILE ENCLOSURES:
2500 Controller
2500 Controller
AMP CONNECTOR PIN #5 - RX
AMP CONNECTOR PIN#4 - TX
AMP CONNECTOR PIN#4 - TX
AMP CONNECTOR PIN #5 - RX
AMP CONNECTOR PIN#8 - SG
AMP CONNECTOR PIN#8 - SG
NOTE: RS-232 is limited to 50 cable feet.
WIRING: RS-485
Com port 5 can be configured for RS-485 by moving a group of Jumpers on the Memory I/O
board as shown in the following diagram.
TO PROGRAMMABLE
CONTROLLER
1
ACTIVE 4-20 mA
ANALOG OUTPUT
1 2 3 TB1
JP2
JP5
JP3
JP4
JP7
LK1
B
A
JP8
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COM 5
JP1
COM 4
NOTE:
TO CHANGE COM 5 RS-232
OUTPUT TO RS-485;
MOVE JUMPERS
FROM J5, J7, & J8
TO J2, J3, & J4.
PN 15218
LK-1 is used to provide a 120 ohm terminating resistor to Com 5, if required.
Position A = NO Terminating Resistor. If required, jumper the B position.
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WIRING: RS-485: NON-HOSTILE ENCLOSURES:
2500 Controller
DB-9 PIN #3 - RS-485 (+)
DB-9 PIN #2 - RS-485 (-)
TO
2500 Controller
DB-9 PIN #3 - RS-485 (+)
DB-9 PIN #2 - RS-485 (-)
WIRING: RS-232: HOSTILE ENCLOSURES:
TO
2500 Controller COM 5
AMP CONNECTOR PIN#4 - RS-485 (+)
AMP CONNECTOR PIN #5 - RS-485 (-)
2500 Controller COM 5
AMP CONNECTOR PIN#4 - RS-485 (+)
AMP CONNECTOR PIN #5 - RS-485 (-)
NOTE: RS-485 is limited to 4000 cable feet.
At the Receiving 2500 Controller, go to the PRODUCT MENU Screen and place the cursor
next to the legend PRODUCT RECEIVE. The Screen should display "READY". The receiving
2500 Controller must remain at this screen until the file transfer is complete.
PRODUCT REVIEW
PRODUCT ID
PRODUCT HOT - KEYS
PRODUCT RECEIVE: READY
PRODUCT TRANSMIT:
PRODUCT MENU
PRODUCT REVIEW
PRODUCT ID
PRODUCT HOT - KEYS
PRODUCT RECEIVE:
PRODUCT TRANSMIT: READY
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PRODUCT MENU
TRANSMIT TO STATION #
RECEIVING CONTROLLER
TRANSMITTING CONTROLLER
At the Transmitting 2500 Controller, go to the PRODUCT MENU Screen and place the cursor
next to the legend PRODUCT TRANSMIT and press the <ENTER> key. Enter the STATION
ID number (located in the PROGRAM OPTIONS screen) of the Receiving 2500 Controller
when prompted.
PRODUCT REVIEW
PRODUCT ID
PRODUCT HOT - KEYS
PRODUCT RECEIVE: READY
PRODUCT TRANSMIT:
PRODUCT MENU
TRANSMITTING........
FILES TRANSFERRED OK!!!
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PRODUCT MENU
RECEIVING FILES.........
FILES RECEIVED OK!!!
RECEIVING CONTROLLER
TRANSMITTING CONTROLLER
Both 2500 Controllers will display as shown during the file transfer, and will also indicate
when complete.
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TIME and DATE:
In addition to setting the time and date, several different formats are available for TIME
FORMAT, DATE FORMAT, YEAR FORMAT, and LABEL DATE. The Software Application
Type, Revision, and Date are also displayed at the bottom of this screen.
DAY
TIME
YEAR
SET TIME
SET AM
SET PM
SET DATE
TIME FORMAT
DATE FORMAT
YEAR FORMAT
LABEL DATE
hh:mm
hh:mm AM/PM
Month - dd
mm : dd
dd : Month
dd : mm
yy
yyyy
BARCODE PRINTER
REV X
DATE
STANDARD
JULIAN yddd
JULIAN dddy
JULIAN ddd
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The different formats for TIME FORMAT, DATE FORMAT, YEAR FORMAT, and LABEL DATE
are selected by placing the arrow by the item and pressing enter, then use the <UP ARROW>
and <DOWN ARROW> keys to scroll through the available options.
AVAILABLE SELECTIONS:
TIME FORMAT:
hh:mm, or hh:mm AM/PM.
DATE FORMAT:
mm:dd, dd-Month, dd:mm, or Month-dd.
YEAR FORMAT:
yy, or yyyy.
LABEL DATE:
STANDARD, JULIAN yddd, JULIAN dddy, or JULIAN ddd.
NOTE:
TIME (System Clock Time) - DATE (System Clock Date) are printable on the label as human
readable fields only. The LABEL DATE is formatable, BUT will only be seen as a numeric
value located directly under the barcode. Julian Date is selectable as a human readable field,
printable on the label in the yddd format only.
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PROGRAM OPTIONS
PROGRAM OPTIONS
<PROGRAM MENU>
TICKET No
123456
BATCH No
123456
PALLET SERIAL No
1234
BOX SERIAL No
123456
MANUF. CODE
123456
STATION No
1
VAT NUMBER
123
FACTORY NUMBER
1234567
HOT KEY
OFF / ON
AUTO PRINT
NO / YES
AUTO PALLET PRINT NO / YES
TARE METHOD
AUTO
PRINT ENABLE WT
0.00 LB
SPECIAL CODE
123456
PROGRAM MENU - Returns the display to the Program menu
TICKET No - Select to enter the starting ticket #, a maximum of six (6) numeric digits. This
number will increment upon an installed JOURNAL, TAPE, or FORM printer PRINTING a
transaction. If a Printer does not produce a printed record of the Transaction, the Ticket # will
NOT increment.
BATCH No - Select to enter the starting batch #, a maximum of six (6) numeric digits. This is
a human readable, non incrementing, fixed number that may be printed on either the BOX,
PALLET, or LABEL PRINTER formats.
PALLET SERIAL No - Select to enter the starting pallet serial #, a maximum of four (4)
numeric digits. This number will increment with every PALLET LABEL printed, and is part of
the fixed numeric fields that are directly under the barcode on the pallet label. It is also
selectable as a human readable field for printing on the body of the label.
BOX SERIAL No - Select to enter the starting box serial # , a maximum of six (6) numeric
digits. This number will increment with every BOX LABEL printed, and is part of the fixed
numeric fields that are directly under the barcode on the box label. It is also selectable as a
human readable field for printing on the body of the label.
MANUF. CODE - Select to enter the manufacturers code, a maximum of six (6) numeric
digits. This number will increment with every BOX LABEL printed, and is part of the fixed
numeric fields that are directly under the barcode on the box label. It is also selectable as a
human readable field for printing on the body of the label.
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STATION No - Select to enter the work station number, a maximum of one (1) numeric digit.
VAT NUMBER - Select to enter the vat number, a maximum of three (3) alpha-numeric digits.
FACTORY NUMBER - Select to enter the plant number, a maximum of seven (7) alphanumeric digits.
HOT-KEY - Select to enable or disable the product hot-key feature, select YES or NO
AUTO PRINT - Select to enable or disable the auto print feature, select YES or NO. When
the weight value falls between the MINIMUM and MAXIMUM weight value settings for the
selected product, a print will occur. The displayed weight value must decrease to a value
below the weight setting in ENABLE WEIGHT before another print can occur
AUTO PALLET PRINT - Select to enable or disable the auto pallet print feature, select YES
or NO. If enabled, a pallet label will be printed automatically BEFORE transaction memory
accumulators are overwritten.
TARE METHOD - Select AUTO, MANUAL, or AUTO/MANUAL by pressing the <ENTER> key.
* AUTO - This selection will ONLY process transactions using the tare weight value entered in
the product file.
* MANUAL - This selection will place AUTOTARE and TARE on the weighscreen of the
Controller, and will ONLY process transactions that use a Tare weight value entered by
selecting AUTOTARE, or a TARE weight entry from the keypad or accessory keyboard only.
* AUTO/MANUAL - This selection will place AUTOTARE and TARE on the weighscreen of the
Controller, and permit a manually entered Tare weight value by either method. When this is
performed, the entered Tare weight value will be used to temporarily overwrite the Tare value
stored in the product file for one (1) transaction only. If set greater than 0.0, the displayed
scale weight must fall below that setting before another label will be printed.
SPECIAL CODE - Select to enter the special code #, a maximum of six (6) numeric digits.
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COM PORT X
COM PORT
LOOP BACK TEST
BAUD SELECTION
DEVICES
DEFAULT FORMAT
0.0"
FORM SIZE
BOX PRINTER FORMAT
PALLET PRINTER FORMAT
LABEL PRINTER FORMAT
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OUTPUT OPTIONS
PROGRAM MENU - Returns the display to the program menu
COM PORT - Enables selection of the desired Com port, Com 2, 3, 4, or 5.
LOOP BACK TEST - See LOOP BACK TEST.
BAUD SELECTION - Enables selection of the desired Baud rate, Parity, Data bits, and Stop
bits.
DEVICES - See DEVICE MENU
DEFAULT FORMAT - Loads the Factory default drivers and data print coordinates for the
selected device
NOTE: This MUST be performed after selecting a device.
FORM SIZE - sets the form size for the journal printer
BOX PRINTER FORMAT - SEE BOX / PALLET PRINTER FORMAT.
PALLET PRINTER FORMAT - SEE BOX / PALLET PRINTER FORMAT.
LABEL PRINTER SETUP - SEE LABEL PRINTER SETUP
BOX / PALLET PRINTER FORMAT
Select for formatting data locations for other printers selected only (NOT Barcode printers).
Set data locations for the box label, pallet label, journal prints by selecting the distance from
the TOP EDGE in inches (as a decimal) and then distance from the LEFT in inches (as a
decimal).
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LOOP BACK TEST
When selected, the following menu is displayed.
LOOP BACK TEST MENU
PASS
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COM PORT X
COM 2 - COM 3
COM 2 - COM 4
COM 2 - COM 5
COM 3 - COM 4
COM 3 - COM 5
COM 4 - COM 5
COM PORT X - Upon first entering the Loop Back Test Menu, the currently displayed Com
port has a simple PASS-FAIL loop test performed to it. A character is written to the port and
read back. If successful, "PASS" is displayed, if not "FAIL" is displayed. The Com port
number can be changed via the numeric keypad.
COMX - COMX - For these tests the selected pair of Com ports require connection with a
properly wired cable. When the connection is in place and the menu item is selected, an
ESC character is transmitted out of the first Com port and received by the second one. If
successful, "PASS" is displayed, if not "FAIL" is displayed.
Go to Page 25 for Wiring Instruction.
NOTE:
When performing this test the Baud rate, number of bits, parity, and number of stop
bits for both Com ports being tested must be identical.
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DEVICES MENU
COM PORT X OFF
OUTPUT OPTIONS MENU
COM PORT X OFF
ON
CTS RTS CONTROL
LABEL PRINTER 3400
JOURNAL PRINTER PTR - 9402
TAPE PRINTER 50-3715
FORM PRINTER 50-3921
FORM PRINTER OKI 320 / 520
COMPUTER (PC)
OFF
OUTPUT OPTIONS MENU - Returns to the output options display
COM PORT XOFF - Com X is the current port, when a device is selected it will be displayed
in the shaded area at the top of the menu screen.
CTS RTS CONTROL - NOT used with barcode printers, may be used for other printer models
LABEL PRINTER 3400 - Place the cursor next to this entry and press the <ENTER> key to
scroll through choices to select the correct model label printer
JOURNAL PRINTER 9402 - This can be selected as the device for the current com port by
placing the cursor next to this item and pressing the <ENTER> key.
TAPE PRINTER 50-3715 (or 3550)- This can be selected as the device for the current com
port by placing the cursor next to this item and pressing the <ENTER> key.
FORM PRINTER 50-3921 - This can be selected as the device for the current com port by
placing the cursor next to this item and pressing the <ENTER> key.
FORM PRINTER OKI 320/520 - This can be selected as the device for the current com port
by placing the cursor next to this item and pressing the <ENTER> key.
COMPUTER (PC) - Press the <ENTER> key to select;
OFF
REAL TIME (transaction record data is sent as it is completed),
or
REPORT MODE (will send transactions to the computer when requested)
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LABEL PRINTER SETUP
SELECT FORMAT
EDIT FORMAT
PRINT FORMAT
RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULT
DOWNLOAD THIS FORMAT
DOWNLOAD ALL FORMATS
LABEL STARTPOINT
X
PRINT DARKNESS
X%
PRINT SPEED
X
MEDIA SENSITIVITY
X
SELF STRIP
DISABLED / ENABLED
DIRECT THERMAL NO RIBBON
PRINT TEST LABEL
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LABEL PRINTER SETUP XXXX
SELECT FORMAT - Press <ENTER> to scroll and view
the available label formats for editing:
UPC BOX, CTRL BOX, CTRL PAL, EAN BOX, EAN PAL,
HUMANBOX, HUMANPAL, CUSTOM 8, CUSTOM 9, or
SUMMARY.
EDIT FORMAT - A new menu for label design is displayed.
SEE LABEL DESIGN.
PRINT FORMAT - Prints the current format to an installed Form, Tape, or Journal printer. In
the case of multiple printers, the controller will send the data to the First Form Printer Com
ports in the following order; Com 2, Com 3, Com 4, then Com 5. The first printer in this order
will print the format.
RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULT - Resets label printer to default settings. This will load Label
Start, Print Darkness, Print Speed, Media Sensitivity, Self-Strip, and Direct/Thermal Transfer
defaults.
NOTE: This MUST be performed after selecting a device.
DOWNLOAD THIS FORMAT - Transmits the selected format to the barcode printer
DOWNLOAD ALL FORMATS -Transmits all label formats to the barcode printer
LABEL START POINT 20 - Sets the first line of the formatted data on the label.
PRINT DARKNESS 0% - Adjusts voltage to the print head for darker or lighter print on media
PRINT SPEED - 30 (3 ips) In inches per second, allows faster or slower label feed time
MEDIA SENSITIVITY 470- A default setting for optimal print. This selection is used with
thermal transfer ribbons. The default setting will automatically be selected and loaded based
upon the Printer model selected in the DEVICES menu screen.
SELF STRIP - When ENABLED; printer will use the label taken sensor (used to have labels
removed from the backing). When DISABLED; printer will use the label mark sensor (used
with card stock media).
Direct Thermal NO RIBBON - Press <ENTER> to toggle to "Thermal Transfer RIBBON" if
ribbon transfer is installed. Ribbon transfer is available as a Product Inquiry.
PRINT TEST LABEL - Will print a test label for the selected format.
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LABEL DESIGN
The Barcode application has ten (10) label formats. Selecting EDIT FORMAT at the
OUTPUT OPTIONS menu will display the LABEL DESIGN menu, which will allow editing of
the selected label format (UPC BOX, CTRL BOX, CTRL PAL, EAN BOX, EAN PAL,
HUMANBOX, HUMANPAL, CUSTOM 8, CUSTOM 9, or SUMMARY).
LABEL SETUP MENU
NEXT FIELD
PREVIOUS FIELD
SAVE CHANGES
LABEL NAME
HUMAN READABLE FIELD H0
ORIGN
o0,0
FIELD ROTATION f0
WIDTH MAG. w0
HEIGHT MAG. h0
CHAR. FONT c0
CHARACTER ROTATION r0
BORDER
b0
d0,05; Product Code
HUMAN READABLE FIELD
Press "H"
LABEL DESIGN LABEL SETUP MENU
NEXT FIELD
PREVIOUS FIELD
SAVE CHANGES
LABEL NAME
BAR CODE FIELD B0
ORIGN
o0,0
FIELD ROTATION f0
WIDTH MAG. w0
HEIGHT MAG. h0
BAR CODE RATIO r0
INTERPRETATION i0
CODE: UPC Shipping
BAR CODE FIELD
Press "B"
LABEL DESIGN LABEL SETUP MENU
NEXT FIELD
PREVIOUS FIELD
SAVE CHANGES
LABEL NAME
LINE / BOX L0
ORIGN
o0,0
FIELD ROTATION f0
WIDTH MAG. w0
LENGTH MAG. w0
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LABEL DESIGN -
LINE FIELD
Press "L"
There are three (3) different types of fields (HUMAN READABLE, BAR CODE, and LINE) and
three (3) different screens used to modify / edit these fields. To select the desired screen,
place the pointer as shown above. Press the "H", "B", or "L" key to select the desired screen.
Each label format has a maximum of 40 fields available (0-39). Once a field has been added
to a format, it cannot be deleted from that format. It CAN, however, be given an location that
will cause it NOT to print.
There are twenty five (25) fields available containing information from system files, such as
time and date, and the programmed information in each product file, such as the Product
code and description.
There are five (5) different bar code fields available, and LINE / BOX fields, which are printed
borders that may be placed around any field for enhancement.
In addition, additional TEXT items can be added to the label format. These TEXT items can
be up to twenty (20) characters long, and would automatically print on the label without any
input from the operator.
Example:
"KEEP REFRIGERATED", "DO NOT REFREEZE", "THANK YOU", "CERTIFIED ORGANIC",
"NATURAL FLAVORINGS", "HAPPY HOLIDAYS".
NOTE: Do NOT use a Bar code field as the first field in the label format.
Refer to Appendix X.
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SELECT FORMAT
EDIT FORMAT
PRINT FORMAT
RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULT
DOWNLOAD THIS FORMAT
DOWNLOAD ALL FORMATS
LABEL STARTPOINT
X
PRINT DARKNESS
X%
PRINT SPEED
X
MEDIA SENSITIVITY
X
SELF STRIP
DISABLED / ENABLED
DIRECT THERMAL NO RIBBON
PRINT TEST LABEL
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LABEL DESIGN - HUMAN READABLE
LABEL SETUP MENU - Returns the screen to the Label
LABEL PRINTER SETUP XXXX
Setup Menu.
NEXT FIELD - To display the next field.
PREVIOUS FIELD - To display the previous field.
SAVE CHANGES - MUST be selected and used to save
format.
LABEL NAME - Select to name the Label format, a
Maximum of eight (8) alpha numeric characters.
HUMAN READABLE FIELD H0 - Press the "H", "B", or "L" key to select the desired screen
ORIGIN o0,0 - The location of the lower left corner of the field.
Direction
of Label
from Printer
Origin 0,0 (X) (Y)
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Fields are located on the label by using X, Y
coordinates. The "X" coordinate is to the top of
the label, and the "Y" coordinate is from the
left side of the label.
The measurement is in 'dots', and there are
about 203 dots per inch.
FIELD ROTATION f0 -
Fields can be rotated counterclockwise in 90º increments,
f0=0º, f1=90º, f2=180º, f3=270º.
The location of the lower left
corner of the field will be the pivot
point.
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WIDTH MAG. W0 - Magnifying the width of barcodes or characters, where 1 = 1Xs, 2 = 2Xs
HEIGHT MAG. H0 - Magnifying the height of barcodes or characters, where 1 = 1Xs, 2 = 2Xs
CHAR. FONT c0 - The font (type and size), where c0 = 7 x 9 dots , c1 = 7 x 11, c2 = 10 x 14
CHARACTER ROTATION r0 - Character rotation 90º counter-clockwise
BORDER b0 - A border around a human-readable field (black field w/white characters)
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D0,05; Product Code D0 refers to a one of twenty five (25) fields available containing information from system files,
such as time and date, and the programmed information in each product file, such as the
Product code and description.
05 indicates the number of characters for the data item.
D3 refers to fixed text that is printed on all labels. These TEXT items can be up to twenty (20)
characters long, and would automatically print on the label without any input from the
operator.
To select between D0 and D3, place the pointer next to this line and press the 0 key or the 3
key to toggle between the two settings.
When D0, press the <ENTER> key to toggle through the following twenty five (25) selections.
05; Product Code
07; System Clock Time
11; System Clock Date
11; Sell By Date
04; Julian Date
07; Net Weight
07; Tare Weight
06; Batch Number
06; Box Serial Number
06 ;Manufacturers Code
04; Pallet Serial No.
04; Pallet Count
07;
07;
03;
02;
10;
05;
17;
08;
20;
20;
20;
07;
06;
Pallet Net Wt.
Factory Number
Vat Number
Weight Legend
Product Total Net
Product Total Cnt
Grand Total Net
Grand Total Count
Description One
Description Two
Description Three
Tray Tare Weight
Special Code
NOTE: The preceding number refers to the number of characters for the data item.
When D3, press the <ENTER> key, key in the required text, and press the <ENTER> key.
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LABEL DESIGN - BARCODE These are fields that are printed in the barcode type selected in Product Files.
LABEL DESIGN -
LABEL SETUP MENU - Returns the screen to the Label Setup
Menu.
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LABEL SETUP MENU
NEXT FIELD
PREVIOUS FIELD
SAVE CHANGES
LABEL NAME
BAR CODE FIELD B0
ORIGN
o0,0
FIELD ROTATION f0
WIDTH MAG. w0
HEIGHT MAG. h0
BAR CODE RATIO r0
INTERPRETATION i0
CODE: UPC Shipping
NEXT FIELD - To display the next field.
PREVIOUS FIELD - To display the previous field.
BAR CODE FIELD
SAVE CHANGES - MUST be selected and used to save format.
LABEL NAME - Select to name the Label format, a Maximum of eight (8) alpha numeric
characters.
ORIGIN o0,0 - The location of the lower left corner of the field.
FIELD ROTATION f0 - Fields can be rotated in 90º increments, f0=0º, f1=90º, f2=180º,
f3=270º The location of the lower left corner of the field will be the pivot point.
WIDTH MAG - Magnifying the width of barcodes, where 1 = 1Xs, 2 = 2Xs
HEIGHT MAG - Magnifying the height of barcodes, where 1 = 1Xs, 2 = 2Xs
BAR CODE RATIO - The ratio of 'wide' elements to 'narrow' elements (bar widths)
INTERPRETATION - The human-readable 'explanation' prints below the barcode (on/off)
CODE - CODE is the name of the Barcode image that will be printed. The selections are
limited to the barcodes that are part of the default label formats. Press the <ENTER> key to
toggle through the available selections.
UPC Shipping / CONTROL I 2/5 Box / I 2/5 Pallet / UCC EAN-128 Box / UCC EAN-128 Pallet
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LABEL DESIGN - LINE / BOX
These fields are borders, that may be placed around any field for enhancement.
LABEL SETUP MENU - Returns the screen to the Label Setup
Menu.
LABEL DESIGN -
NEXT FIELD - To display the next field.
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LABEL SETUP MENU
NEXT FIELD
PREVIOUS FIELD
SAVE CHANGES
LABEL NAME
LINE / BOX L0
ORIGN
o0,0
FIELD ROTATION f0
WIDTH MAG. w0
LENGTH MAG. w0
PREVIOUS FIELD - To display the previous field.
SAVE CHANGES - MUST be selected and used to save format.
LINE FIELD
LABEL NAME - Select to name the Label format, a Maximum of eight (8) alpha numeric
characters.
FIELD ROTATION f0 - Fields can be rotated in 90º increments, f0=0º, f1=90º, f2=180º,
f3=270º The location of the lower left corner of the field will be the pivot point.
WIDTH MAG wX - Magnifying the width of lines, where 1 = 1Xs, 2 = 2Xs
LENGTH MAG. lX - Magnifying the length of lines in Dots per inch.
HARDWARE MENU
DISPLAY CONTRAST - Select this item to adjust the display intensity, using the <UP> and
<DOWN> arrow keys.
AUDIBLE ALARM ON / OFF - Select to enable or disable the audible alarm feature.
LOADCELL DIAGNOSTICS - Will present a screen listing all the loadcells in the system, and
display either GOOD or BAD.
AUDIT TRAIL
Select this prompt to show the system audit trail. The audit trail logs the last time and date
each scale was calibrated and / or configured as well as a consecutive counter.
The Barcode Application will only show for Scale 1, as the "NUMBER SCALES = 1" cannot
be changed. The count begins at a random number selected by the 2500 Series Instrument,
and then increments upwards.
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Section 3: Programming
Entering data: Product files, Program options, Product Hot Keys,
PRODUCT FILE MENU
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PRODUCT FILE XXXXX
<PRODUCT MENU>
DESCRIPTION
TARE
MINIMUM WEIGHT
MAXIMUM WEIGHT
BOX LABEL
PALLET LABEL
FIXED / RANDOM
BOXES per PALLET
SELL OFFSET
TRAY TARE
RESTORE CHANGES
0.00 LB
0.00 LB
99.00 LB
Up to 1134 different products can be stored in the 2500
Controllers memory. These Programmable features apply
to the specific product only.
RANDOM
0
0
0.00 LB
S4-1: Creating a NEW Product File:
1: From the weighscreen, go to the PRODUCT MENU.
2: Place the pointer next to PRODUCT ID and press the <ENTER> key.
3: The screen will prompt “ENTER PRODUCT ID”.
4: Type the Product ID number, up to 5 digits, and press the <ENTER> key.
NOTE: The 2500 Controller will prompt “FILE NOT FOUND”. PRESS <ENTER> TO CREATE
OPERATE ANY OTHER KEY TO EXIT”.
5: Place the pointer next to DESCRIPTION and press the <ENTER> key.
6: Type the first description line (up to 20 characters) and press the <ENTER> key.
7: Type the second description line (up to 20 characters) and press the <ENTER> key.
8: Type the third description line (up to 20 characters) and press the <ENTER> key.
SEE PAGE 19 FOR PROGRAMMING DETAILS.
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S4-2: PROGRAM OPTIONS
PROGRAM OPTIONS
<PROGRAM MENU>
TICKET No
123456
BATCH No
123456
PALLET SERIAL No
1234
BOX SERIAL No
123456
MANUF. CODE
123456
STATION No
1
VAT NUMBER
123
FACTORY NUMBER
1234567
HOT KEY
OFF / ON
AUTO PRINT
NO / YES
AUTO PALLET PRINT NO / YES
TARE METHOD
AUTO
PRINT ENABLE WT
0.00 LB
SPECIAL CODE
123456
These Programmable features are Global, and they apply
to all label formats.
SEE PAGE 27 FOR PROGRAMMING DETAILS.
S4-3: PRODUCT HOT KEYS
CODE
- - - - - - - - -
01- - - - - 02- - - - - 03- - - - - 04- - - - - 05- - - - - 06- - - - - 07- - - - - 08- - - - - 09- - - - - 10- - - - - 11- - - - - <PRINT> = Print
KEY
- - 12-
CODE
- - - - - - - - -
13- - - - - 14- - - - - 15- - - - - 16- - - - - 17- - - - - 18- - - - - 19- - - - - 20- - - - - 21- - - - - 22- - - - - 23- - - - - <ZERO> = Clear
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KEY
- - 00-
A Product Hot Key is a feature of the Barcode application
that is used to recall a 5 digit Product ID with an assigned 2
digit number. This permits faster Product ID recall for up to
100 more frequently used products.
Creating a NEW hot key File:
1: From the weighscreen, go to the PRODUCT MENU.
2: Place the pointer next to PRODUCT HOT-KEYS and press the <ENTER> key.
3: The screen above will be displayed. Pressing the arrow keys will locate the pointer next to
the desired 00-99 Hot Key number, including scrolling screens. Place the pointer next to the
desired Hot Key number, and press the <ENTER> key.
4: Type the Product ID number, up to 5 digits, and press the <ENTER> key
SEE PAGE 23 FOR PROGRAMMING DETAILS.
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Section 4: Operation
4.1:
KEYBOARD OPERATION
Arrow Keys - Select to move the location of the display pointer.
MENU
Menu Key - Select to enter the PRIMARY MENU. Alternately,
this key will return the display to the previous screen.
MENU
ZERO
Zero -
Select to set the weight display to Center of Zero.
PRINT
Print -
Select to send data to all installed printers.
Units -
Select to change the displayed weight units,
dependant upon program settings in the calibration
menu.
Enter -
Select to enter selections into memory during
programming.
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UNITS
ENTER
7
8
9
4
5
6
1
2
3
.
0
4.2:
0 through 9 -
Select to enter numeric data.
Basic Operation
From the weigh screen, the Operator will key the product number with the 0-9 keys, and
press the <ENTER> key to recall a previously entered Product ID. The article to be
processed is then placed on the scale, and the <PRINT> key is pressed. Alternately, a
programmable automatic print is available (if enabled and programmed) and would
automatically print when the weight display is stable.
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4.3:
Weigh Screen Descriptions
0.00
lb >0<
Gross
Product
F1 - LABEL
F2 - REPRINT
F3 - PALLET
F4 - SUMMARY
F5 - VAT XXX
F6 - FULL ID
After applying AC power to the Controller, the display will show
a warm up testing screen, and then display as shown.
The shaded sub menu at the bottom of the screen displays the
first page of options and controls that can be selected with the
touch keypad, or the Accessory 709 keyboard.
To select via the touch keypad: Press and release the <RIGHT ARROW> key, and the
desired number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. To select via the Accessory 709 keyboard: Press the
desired Function key, F-1 through F-6.
F-1 = LABEL / NO LABEL - This selection determines whether or not a Barcode label is
printed. If NO LABEL is selected, a weighment will still be recorded in Transaction memory.
F-2 = REPRINT - This selection will reprint the last printed label.
F-3 = PALLET / BOX - This selection determines which pre-programmed label will be printed.
F-4 = SUMMARY - This selection will print the summary label.
F-5 = VAT XXX - This selection will cause the Controller to prompt "NEW VAT NUMBER".
Key a new VAT NUMBER (three (3) digit alpha - numeric) and press the <ENTER> key.
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F-6 = FULL ID / HOT KEY - This selection will determine the format of the PRODUCT ID
number entered. FULL ID will require the full five (5) digit Product ID number to be keyed
and entered. HOT KEY will require the previously programmed two (2) digit Hot key number
to be used
0.00
lb >0<
Gross
To select the second page of options and controls, press and
release the <RIGHT ARROW> key, and then the <MENU>
key. The screen will appear as shown.
Product
F7 - NO JOURNAL
F8 - RELOAD
F9 -
F10 F11 F12 -
F-7 = NO JOURNAL / JOURNAL - Select to enable the Journal Printer, if installed.
F-8 = RELOAD - Select upon replacing the roll of Label media in the Barcode printer.
F-9 / F-12 - These are allocated for future Barcode applications and Special Systems.
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There are two (2) different formats available for the Weighscreen. These are selectable by
pressing and releasing the <LEFT ARROW> key, and then the <MENU> key.
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lb
42.75 Gross
12.35 Tare
30.40 Net
This Format will display the Product ID number, the current
Count, the current weight total, and Description line one.
2 Count
112.10 lb Total
DESCRIPTION LINE 1
F4 - SUMMARY
F1 - LABEL
F2 - REPRINT
F5 - VAT XXX
F6 - FULL ID
F3 - PALLET
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Product 00001
lb
42.75 Gross
12.35 Tare
30.40 Net
Product 00001 CTRL BOX
Min Wt 0.00
Max Wt 99.00
Box# 123456
Pallet# 1234
F4 - SUMMARY
F1 - LABEL
F2 - REPRINT
F5 - VAT XXX
F6 - FULL ID
F3 - PALLET
4.4:
This Format will display the Product ID number, the current
label format in use, the Minimum and Maximum weight
settings, the current Box number, and the current Pallet
number.
TARE METHODS
There are three (3) different types of operation,
4.4 A: Tare Method = Automatic :
In Automatic mode, the tare that was entered into the product file is shown on screen and
subtracted from the gross weight, the result being the net weight. All data (except gross and
tare weights) that was selected will be printed on the box label. If AUTO PRINT for box labels
was enabled, the print will take place when the scale is stable and within the Min and Max
weight settings. Each subsequent weighment will advance the 'count' and add to the 'total'
weight. If pallet options were configured, after a preset number of boxes, a pallet label can be
printed automatically, or manually.
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4.4 B: Tare Method = Manual :
With the display at the weigh screen, place the product to be weighed on the platform. With
the cursor at 'Product' enter the product number and press ENTER. The product name and
number will be shown as will the 'count', and 'total' weight. The box tare is entered manually
and a net weight is calculated. This is done by placing the cursor next to the 'Tare' legend,
pressing ENTER, entering the correct tare, and pressing ENTER. The manual tare entry is
not saved to the product record. All data (except gross and tare weights) that was selected
will be printed on the box label.The tare can be momentarily (it is not stored) overwritten
if the operator sees an incorrect tare entry. This is done by placing the cursor next to the
'Tare' legend, pressing ENTER, entering the correct tare, and pressing ENTER. If AUTO
PRINT for box labels was enabled, the print will take place when the scale is stable and
within the Min and Max weight settings. Each subsequent weighment will advance the 'count'
and add to the 'total' weight.
If pallet options were configured, after a preset number of boxes, a pallet label can be printed
automatically, or manually. Autotare can also be used. Place the empty container on the
scale, select AUTOTARE, recall product, then print.
4.4 C: Tare Method = Auto/Manual :
With the display at the weigh screen, place the product to be weighed on the platform. With
the cursor at 'Product' enter the product number and press ENTER. The product name and
number will be shown as will the 'count', and 'total' weight. The tare that was entered into the
product file is shown on screen and subtracted from the gross weight, the result being the net
weight. All data (except gross and tare weights) that was selected will be printed on the box
label.The tare can be momentarily (it is not stored) overwritten if the operator sees an
incorrect tare entry. This is done by placing the cursor next to the 'Tare' legend, pressing
ENTER, entering the correct tare, and pressing ENTER. If AUTO PRINT for box labels was
enabled, the print will take place when the scale is stable and within the Min and Max weight
settings.
Each subsequent weighment will advance the 'count' and add to the 'total' weight. If pallet
options were configured, after a preset number of boxes, a pallet label can be printed
automatically, or manually. The Auto/Manual tare mode recalls the tare stored in the product
file, but allows a manual tare entry for a single print.
4.5:
TRANSACTION STORAGE
The 2500 Controller’s transaction file will store 2000 transactions ( for all products) before it
begins to over-write itself. A warning will be displayed at the 2.5% level (50 transactions) as a
reminder to print the total data desired and to reset the product totals.
The Transactions are held in memory, and are available for a printed report, or uploading in a
comma delimited format via the WINLOGIX™ PC software utility program. That uploaded
data can then be imported into a spreadsheet or database PC software program for further
processing.
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4.6:
Printer Models 3400 & 4420
The LED's on the front of printer are used as status indicators.
Feed/Pause
1
Power/Data
2
Alert
3
Empty/Pause
LED
State
Indication
Power/Data
Off
Power off
On
Power on
Flashing Receiving data
Alert
Off
Printing or Idle
Flashing Over temperature
On
System fault
Empty Pause
Off
Printing or Idle
Flashing Paused
On
Media Fault
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Over-temperature
If the printer overheats, the Alert flashes and the printer stops. Do not try to troubleshoot or
adjust the printer-just allow the printer enough time to cool down and it will resume operation
on its own.
Media or system faults
If the Empty/Pause or the Alert LED remains on, your printer is experiencing a media or
system fault. For help, see Section X, "Troubleshooting."
4.7:
Printer; Model 7421
The power light is used as an indicator for "power-on" and possible problems.
Light
State
Indication
Green
Off
On
Flashing
Power OFF
Power ON
Receiving data
Red
On
Flashing
System Fault
Over-Temperature
Orange
On
Flashing
Media Fault
Paused
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4.8:
Loading Label Stock, 3400 & 4420
Self strip printing removes the label from the waxed backing immediately after printing, and
the label can then be applied immediately. The rewinder hub collects the backing after it
passes over the self-strip assist roller, and can hold the backing from an entire roll of media.
Media Sensitivity:
There should be a small label with a three-digit Media sensitivity number printed on it
attached to the roll of media or a 15-digit number stamped on the side of the media roll.
The Media sensitivity setting is used to optimize print quality and print speed. The three-digit
media sensitivity number (MSN) specifies the amount of heat required by the printhead to
image a label, and is set to the proper default when the printer type is selected under
DEVICES. To change the media sensitivity number, from the 2500 controllers weigh screen
go to PROGRAM MENU, OUTPUT OPTIONS, LABEL PRINTER SET-UP.
To see the current sensitivity setting of the printer, print a software configuration label.
To load self-strip media:
1: Raise the printhead by rotating the head lift lever clockwise until the printhead disengages.
2: Turn the supply roll retainer counterclockwise to release it and slide it to the outer end of
the supply roll post. Turn it clockwise to lock it in place.
3: Place the media roll on the supply roll post and position it firmly against the inside wall of
the printer.
4: Turn the supply roll retainer counterclockwise and slide it up to the edge of the media roll.
Turn the supply roll retainer clockwise to secure.
Head lift
lever
Upper
media guide
Media
Media roll
Supply roll
post
Supply roll
retainer
Label
gap
sensor
Edge
guide
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5: Unscrew the edge guide and slide it to the outer edge of the lower media guide.
(Pull the lower media guide down for easy access to the media path).
6: Unroll several inches of media, insert it between the upper media guide and the lower
media guide, and out the front of the printer.
7: Release the lower media guide and adjust the edge guide to position the media firmly
against the inside wall of the printer.
8: Pull out 10 to 12 inches of media and remove the exposed labels from the backing.
9: Open the media access door (3400 and 4420 only) and thread the media backing under
the self-strip assist roller and over the rewinder hub in a clockwise direction.
10: Remove the clasp from the rewinder hub and wind approximately 2 inches of media
backing clockwise over the rewinder hub.
11: Secure the backing to the rewinder hub by snapping the rewinder clasp onto the rewinder
hub. Turn the rewinder hub clockwise to remove all slack from the media backing between
the tear bar and the rewinder hub.
12: Close the media access door (3400 and 4420 only).
13: Rotate the head lift lever counterclockwise until it locks.
14: Ensure the 2500 controller is set to enable self-strip. From the weigh screen, go to
PROGRAM MENU, OUTPUT OPTIONS, LABEL PRINTER SET-UP.
15: Press F8 (RELOAD) to advance a label through the printer. Grasp the leading edge of the
label where it has separated from the backing and pull it away from the printer.
16: Lower the printer cover. The printer is now ready to print labels.
Feed
/Pau
se
Pow
er/D
ata
Aler
t
Em
pty/
Paus
e
Interm
Drive
roller
442 ec
0
Upper media
guide
Lower media
guide
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4.9:
Loading Media for Self-Strip Printing in the 7421
1: Remove power to the printer
2: Open the cover
3: Open the print head by pulling the yellow lever forward and gently pulling the top part UP
4: Place the media roll in the far back of the printer so labels will feed from the TOP of the roll
5: Open the media guides (white plastic) fully by moving the nylon gear on the left side.
6: Insert the media, label side UP, through the rear of the printhead assembly.
7: Move the media guide gear until the stock is in the slots of the guides, but not too tight.
8: Pull out enough media to exit the front of the printhead assembly.
9: Lower the upper part of the printhead and gently press until it locks.
10: Place the roll on the spindle and set spindle into slots provided.
11: Close the cover and repower printer.
12: Print a test label to verify print.
Label
taken
sensor
Printer cover
Printhead
Drive roller
Peel-off
bar
Label
mark sensor
Label
gap sensor
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Section 5: Maintenance
To maintain the quality of the printed labels and to extend the useful life of the printer, it must
be cleaned on a regular basis. The following supplies will be required in order to clean the
printer safely and effectively.
Isopropyl alcohol
Cotton swabs
Soapy water (mild detergent)
Cleaning brush
Vacume cleaner
Clean, lint free cloth.
Reccomended Cleaning Intervals:
PRINTER PART
CLEANING INTERVAL
Printhead
Clean after every two (2) rolls of media, or 12,000 inches.
Drive roller & Tear bar
Media path
Edge & Media guides
Self Strip Roller
Label sensors
Pinch roller
Clean after every five (5) rolls of media. The use of hi-tack
adhesive requires cleaning after every roll. If using tag
stock or other continuous media, it may be necessary to
clean after every five (5) rolls of media. Harsh, dirty
environments will require more frequent cleaning.
Printer cover
Clean as necessary.
WARNING:
UNPLUG THE POWER CORD AND REMOVE THE PRINTER FROM AC POWER BEFORE
CLEANING ANY PART OF THE PRINTER.
5.1: Cleaning the Printhead, All Models
In order for the printhead to provide good print quality, it must maintain close contact with the
media. Therefore, cleaning media debris from the printhead is very important. Clean after
every roll ,or 6000 inches of media for the 3400 & 4420s, 1800 inches for the 7421.
CAUTION :
The printhead is manufactured from ceramic material and is easily damaged. Do NOT
use sharp objects such as knives or screwdrivers to scrape the printhead clean.
Cleaning with hard, sharp objects WILL DAMAGE the printhead. Clean only with a
cotton swab, and/or a clean, lint-free cloth damp with isopropyl alcohol.
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To clean the printhead (All models)
1: Unplug the power cord and remove the printer from AC power.
2: Open the cover.
3: Rotate the head lift lever clockwise until the printhead releases. Rotating the head lift lever
raises the printhead to allow for cleaning. On the 7421, pull the yellow release lever forward.
4: Remove the media and ribbon (if necessary).
5: Use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol to remove any dirt, adhesive, or debris from the
print surface on the bottom of the printhead.
6: Wait 5 to 10 seconds for the print surface to dry. Replace the media and ribbon.
7: Engage the printhead by rotating the head lift lever counterclockwise until it locks in place.
8: Close the cover when completed.
5.2: Cleaning the Label Sensors (All models)
Three label sensors on the printer require regular cleaning:
Label taken sensor
Label mark sensor
Label gap sensor
To clean the label sensors (All models)
1: Unplug the power cord and remove the printer from AC power.
2: Open the cover.
3: Rotate the head lift lever clockwise to raise the printhead to allow access to the label mark
sensor. On the 7421, pull the yellow lever forward
4: Remove the media and ribbon (if necessary)
5: Clean the label taken sensor* with a cotton swab moistened with isopropyl alcohol
6: Pull down on the lower media guide to expose the label gap sensor. Using a cleaning
brush or vacuum, remove all debris and dust from the label gap sensor
7: Clean the label gap sensor with a cotton swab and alcohol
8: Replace the media and ribbon
9: Engage the printhead by rotating the head lift lever counterclockwise until it locks in place
10: Lower the cover
*Note: The 7421's Label Taken Sensor is located on the front of the top cover.
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Label Sensor Locations
Cotton
Swab
Label Taken
Sensor
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Label Mark
Sensor
Drive
Roller
Upper Media Guide
(Underside View)
Label Gap
Sensor
Cleaning Brush
Lower Media Guide
(Spring loaded)
5.3 Cleaning the Drive Roller and Tear Bar (All models)
Cleaning the drive roller and tear bar preserves print quality by maintaining close contact
between the media and the printhead.
To clean the drive roller and Tear Bar (All models)
1: Turn the On/Off switch to the off position and remove the power cord.
2: Raise the cover.
3: Rotate the head lift lever clockwise to release the printhead (7421 pull the yellow lever
forward)
4: Remove the media and ribbon (if necessary).
5: Clean the drive roller by using a cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol. Move the cloth
over the drive roller in a side-to—side motion. Make sure to rotate the roller so that you can
clean all areas.
Note: Rotating the TTR assist roller toward you enables you to clean the entire drive roller
surface.
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6: Clean both sides of the tear bar (peel-off bar 7421) with a cloth dampened with isopropyl
alcohol. Remove all traces of dust, paper, and adhesive.
7: Replace the media and ribbon.
8: Engage the printhead by turning the head lift lever counterclockwise until the printhead
locks.
9: When finished cleaning, lower the cover.
5.4:
Cleaning the Media Guides and Media Path (3400 & 4420)
You should clean the media guides and media path regularly to keep debris off the media
surface and printhead where irregularities can spoil print quality or damage the printhead.
Cleaning the guides also prevents the media from skewing or improperly tracking as it travels
through the paper path which can result in smeared images and print off the side of the label.
Always clean the media guides immediately after a label jam in the printer.
To clean the media guides and media path (3400 & 4420)
1: Turn the On/Off switch to the off position and remove the power cord.
2: Raise the cover.
3: Remove the media and ribbon (if necessary).
4: Pull down on the lower media guide to open up the media path (3400 & 4420 only).
5: Use the cloth moistened with isopropyl alcohol to clean the upper and lower media guides.
Be sure to remove all traces of debris. Release the lower media guide.
6: Remove all traces of dust, paper, and adhesive from the media path with a soft bristle
brush or vacuum.
7: Replace the media and ribbon.
8: When finished cleaning, lower the cover.
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Section 6: Printer Operation Problems
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTION
No power or
loss of power
Damaged or disconnected
AC power cable
Check AC Power.
Replace the cable if damaged.
Printer circuit breaker tripped.
Cycle power to printer.
Printer is out of media.
Load new media.
Label stock incorrectly loaded
Check the media path.
Media is sticking to the
paper path
Clean paper path thoroughly
Incorrectly set print speed
Set correct ips speed
Printer set for continuous
label stock
Set media type
Printhead has overheated
Allow the Printer time to cool
down, It will resume printing
automatically
Media fault
Check the media path. Reload
media.
The printhead is up
Ensure the printhead is down.
Sensor type set incorrectly
Configure the printer for the
correct sensor.
Incorrectly loaded media
Reload the media
Printer is out of media
Load new media
One of the sensors is
incorrectly positioned.
Adjust the label gap sensor or
the label mark sensor to the
correct location for the label
stock being used
Labels stop feeding.
through the printer
Printer slows down
The Alert LED flashes
and printing stops
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Appendix I: Data Specifications:
Report uploaded to computer with Winlogix (data)
1: Barcode instrument set to DEVICES, COMPUTER, REPORT MODE for data save
Sta# Prod#
Net WT
Box Ser#
Vat#
5,
5,
5,
5,
5,
5,
5,
5,
5,
8.75,"lb",
7.75,"lb",
8.90,"lb",
28.90,"lb",
27.75,"lb",
88.70,"lb",
58.70,"lb",
48.75,"lb",
48.70,"lb",
000037,
000038,
000039,
000040,
000041,
000042,
000043,
000044,
000045,
"101",,,
"101",,,
"101",,,
"101",,,
"101",,,
"101",,,
"101",,,
"101",,,
"101",,,
00001,
00002,
00003,
00003,
00002,
00001,
00001,
00001,
00001,
Note: Data is comma delimited ascii format. Actual Data form shown below.
5,00001,
5,00002,
5,00003,
5,00003,
5,00002,
5,00001,
5,00001,
5,00001,
5,00001,
8.75,"lb",000037,"101",,,
7.75,"lb",000038,"101",,,
8.90,"lb",000039,"101",,,
28.90,"lb",000040,"101",,,
27.75,"lb",000041,"101",,,
88.70,"lb",000042,"101",,,
58.70,"lb",000043,"101",,,
48.75,"lb",000044,"101",,,
8.70,"lb",000045,"101",,,
2: Real Time data with barcode instrument set to DEVICES, COMPUTER, REAL TIME for
instant data transmission:
5,00001, 8.75,"lb",000037,"101",,,
The same data is transmitted in real time, in the same format, when PRINT is pressed, or
with AUTOPRINT enabled, the weight is stable.
3: Product Data printed in Product Review, PRINT PRODUCT LIST
Station No. 5 12:46PM
12-17-99
Product
Description
00001
00002
00003
00004
Gump's Shrimp
Grade A Thighs
Grade A Legs
Chicken Stew
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4: Product Data printed in Product Review, PRINT PRODUCT TOTALS
Station No. 5 12:46PM
Product
_______
00001
00002
00003
_______
Total
12-17-99
Count
Total
______ ____________
6
302.30lb
5
148.65lb
4
135.50lb
______ ____________
15
586.45lb
5: Journal print, Transaction, 50-3921, with default format
Station No : 5 12:17-99
Product Code: 00002
Tare
:
2.25lb
Box Net
:
7.75lb
Box Serial : 000055
1:17PM
6: Journal print, Pallet, 50-3921, with default format
Station No : 5 12:17-99
Product Code
: 00002
Pallet Serial : 0035
Pallet Net
:
97.70
Pallet Count : 0002
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